Happy halfway day! Today marks day 50 of the #100happydays challenge. I had a fun weekend away in Newcastle, catching up with and meeting loads of new travel bloggers during Traverse 14. It’s great getting to connect with others who share the same interests and passions.
Reflecting on the past 50 days, this challenge is making me become a lot more aware of looking for a positive in each day. Some days it has been easy and there are a few things that have made me happy and some days are much harder. We all have challenging days and at times it is easy to focus on this, but I guarantee, even on the worst days there is always something that lifts us a little. It doesn’t matter how small as long as we acknowledge and pay attention that there was something good in the day.
If you are not taking part in the 100 happy days challenge, why not try for the next week and see what difference it makes when you put more of your energy into looking for the positives. Let me know if it makes any difference.
Here’s a snapshot of some of the things that have made me happy the past week:
Day 43: Had the best customer service at Leon while waiting for lunch. Because I had to wait a few minutes for my food after being told it was available, I was offered a drink (or slice) as an apology, plus a free hot drink for my next visit. Left with my lemonade a very happy customer.
Day 44: An almost empty platform at Piccadilly Circus after work. Very rare that this happens. It’s only the second time from memory in the past 18 months!
Day 45: Becuase I was heading away to Newcastle for the weekend, Mike surprised me with a dinner date to Lola & Simon. Always nice to spend quality time with loved ones and the food was delicious. We got a cheeky slice of orange cake and a glass of port for dessert.
Day 46: Visiting Newcastle for the first time to attend Traverse 14, Jessi and I were staying on the waterfront and had this view of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge as we walked to dinner along the River Tyne. Kind of reminded me of being in Sydney, which was nice as it’s much closer to home than England.
Day 48: Making the most of our last morning in Newcastle before catching our train back to London, Jessi and I braved the weather and did a quick sightseeing trip to The Angel of the North. It’s an impressive sculpture and its wing span is the same as a jumbo jet!
Day 49: Receiving a thoughtful gift from a friend in the post. I wasn’t feeling well, so it was the best surprise to get a present in the mail all the way from New Zealand. I was spoilt with a book, notebook, pens and a card with a lovely message. Couldn’t have arrived on a more perfect day.